sesquialtera

noun

ses·​qui·​al·​tera
variants or less commonly sesquialter
plural sesquialteras also sesquialters
1
archaic : hemiola sense 2
2
Sesquialtera plural Sesquialteras : an organ mutation flue stop reinforcing the fifth and third above the fundamental (see fundamental entry 2 sense 2a)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of sesquialter

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“Sesquialtera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesquialtera. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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